SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 28, July 12, 2018

Rhode Island Enacts Legislation to Provide Special Courtesy License Plates

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  Rhode Island
Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law legislation allowing the issuance of courtesy registration plates to vehicles more than 25 years old.
   

Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law legislation allowing the issuance of courtesy registration plates to vehicles more than 25 years old. Under the current law, antique plates are available for vehicles that are at least 25 years old and used only for exhibitions, parades and car club activities. Vehicles currently registered as antique may purchase and display replica year-of-manufacture plates with Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) approval. 

The new law will allow the DMV to issue rules covering the types of plates that can be issued using a combination of letters and numbers. The legislation also allows a courtesy plate for street rods and custom vehicles. Street rods are ’48 or older vehicles or a vehicle manufactured after ’48 to resemble a vehicle from that era. Custom vehicles are vehicles at least 25 or more years old and of a model year after ’48, or a newer vehicle built to resemble a custom car. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

For details, contact Christian Robinson at stateleg@sema.org.

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